TP Roll Mummies

October is upon us!
Time for scary ghouls and goblins
ghosties and witches
vampires and zombies

My mom just bought a book for the girls called
The Runaway Mummy
by Michael Rex
He writes parodies of popular children's stories
this one is a parody of The Runaway Bunny
 Since we were reading about mummies we decided we wanted to make some
 You need toilet paper rolls
 Then we decided to make prints with them
So I set out some black paper and white paint

When the prints were dry I cut them out
C glued googly eyes to them
Then colored over them with oil pastels to "age" them
Waiting for their eyes to dry
We punched two holes into each mummy and strung them up with yarn
My husband says they look like the Mini Wheats characters
 The toilet paper roll mummies became all stiff and kooky looking 
because the way the paint dried on the gauze
So C rubbed the oil pastels on them as well
glued on googly eyes
I think they look really neat!
Our first Halloween decorations of the season!

These mummies are scaring over at these linky parties
Rainbows Within Reach
MONSTER linky party
(all submissions are monster related!)
Monday Madness
hosted by
Art for Little Hands and Let Kids Create


  1. Brooke @ Let Kids CreateSunday, October 02, 2023

    Ah! So cute! I love them.

  2. Thanks Brooke :)

  3. What a brilliant idea I love the authentic aged look.

  4. love them! I have a whole box of toilet paper rolls waiting for a craft (I'm not too crafty, but I'm working on it!) My Charlotte is 3 so she's easy to please so far

  5. Fantastic idea, we will be doing these over the next few weeks, thanks for sharing!

  6. Ren- Lady Of The ArtsTuesday, October 04, 2023

    great idea!

  7. I love these! We may have to make a few!

  8. Thanks everyone for the kind words! If any of you do make them I'd love to see them on the Dilly-Dali Art wall!!!

  9. Jamie @ hands on : as we growThursday, October 06, 2023

    I love that you printed with them too! Cute idea!

  10. Very Cute Ideas. Following from Clumsy Coquette Blog Hop. My Site Anna

  11. I'll tell you - I was sold on these guys when you made them out of the toilet paper rolls. I didn't see the prints coming - they were AWESOME TOO!!! Love it!!

    (happily) found you on the friendly friday blog hop

  12. Brooke @ Let Kids CreateSaturday, October 08, 2023

    You know how much I love these, so glad you linked them up to Monday Madness. Glad I came back, too, because I realized I wasn't following you. I am now!

  13. es genial!!!, Is fantastic!! besos

  14. Love love love this

  15. These mummies are awesome!!! The banner is adorable too!

  16. I can't believe I didn't comment before one these. I love the toilet paper ones. I really want to do them myself soon. I just need to get the gauze.

  17. Mom to 2 Posh Lil DivasSunday, October 16, 2023

    oh, we have these on tap but I do love how yours came out after having painted with them! ives them an authentic mummy touch!

    would love to have you join us on the Sunday Showcase & share your creative fun! I hope to see you -


  18. Lil' Scholars UniversitySaturday, October 22, 2022

    Love this! Can't wait to try this with our class! Thank you so much for the inspiration!! :)


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